hardest hardest  /ˈhɑr dəst/


  1. (adj) not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
  2. (adj) dispassionate
  3. (adj) resisting weight or pressure
  4. (adj) very strong or vigorous
  5. (adj) characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
  6. (adj) produced without vibration of the vocal cords
  7. (adj) (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source
  8. (adj) (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum
  9. (adj) given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
  10. (adj) being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content
  11. (adj) unfortunate or hard to bear
  12. (adj) dried out
  13. (adv) with effort or force or vigor
  14. (adv) with firmness
  15. (adv) earnestly or intently
  16. (adv) causing great damage or hardship
  17. (adv) slowly and with difficulty
  18. (adv) indulging excessively
  19. (adv) into a solid condition
  20. (adv) very near or close in space or time
  21. (adv) with pain or distress or bitterness
  22. (adv) to the full extent possible; all the way


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  1. The hardest thing is to make something really true and sometimes truer than true.
  2. The recession has hit middle-income and poor families hardest, widening the economic gap between the richest and poorest Americans.
  3. The hardest thing about getting news from the Net is keeping up with it.


  1. Enriquez-Salas preview

    Arguably the hardest working promoter in Tijuana, Guillermo Mayen and his company Mayen Promotions, having been consistent for nearly twenty-four months putting on monthly shows on his own or with help from the biggest Latin American promoter, Zanfer Promotions.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Fightnews.com

  2. Jarvis Jones is the Only Choice for Pittsburgh Steelers’ Starting Linebacker

    COMMENTARY | It seems as if one of the hardest things for Pittsburgh Steelers fans to agree on as training camp approaches is what role first round draft pick Jarvis Jones will play when the season begins. Will he be the starter at right outside linebacker, or will he sit behind Jason Worilds and step in sparingly for situational plays?
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports

  3. BCG Weighs In On First-In-Class Vs. Best-In-Class Drugs -- How Valuable Is Their Advice?

    The hardest decisions facing  a head of a pharmaceutical  R&D organization involve determining which great ideas to fund. One might think this is a simple process, that any idea which can lead to a new drug to treat cancer, Alzheimer?s Disease, bacterial infections, diabetes, etc., should be pursued. After all, these are major diseases where new drugs are needed. Furthermore, pharma R&D ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. "The answers to our problems don't lie beyond our reach. They exist in our laboratories and our universities; in our fields and our factories; in the imaginations of our entrepreneurs and the pride of the hardest-working people on Earth," Obama...
    on Feb 25, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Bizjournals.com

  2. Sarah Palin once said on the 2008 campaign trail, "Hillary left eighteen million cracks in the highest, hardest glass ceiling, but it turns out the women of America aren't finished yet and we can shatter that glass ceiling once and for all."
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: John McCain Source: Purdue Exponent

  3. "Although we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it's got about 18 million cracks in it," Clinton said -- a reference to the millions of voters who supported her in the primaries.
    on Jun 7, 2004 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Newsday

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